At Advance Moving and Storage, we offer both climate-controlled and non-climate controlled storage options to store your items in between moves. So, what’s the difference, and which one do you need?

Climate-controlled storage is storage that has a regulated temperature and low humidity levels. This means that climate-controlled storage is similar to the conditions of storing something in your home. 

Non-climate controlled storage means that the temperature is not regulated. This means that the inside of the unit will fluctuate with the temperatures outside, often reaching higher and lower temperatures than the outside conditions.

If you’re not sure which type of storage unit you need, you should consider the types of things that you plan to store. Here are some items that need to be stored in a climate-controlled storage unit:

  • Furniture- especially if it’s made of wood, wicker, or leather
  • Electronics
  • Photographs
  • Glass/porcelain/china
  • Antiques/collectibles
  • Musical instruments
  • Sports equipment

The fluctuating, and sometimes extreme, temperatures that non-climate controlled storage experiences can cause damage to items like these. For example, extreme heat and cold can cause wooden furniture to contract and swell, leading to warping and other types of damage. 

So, if you plan on storing any of the items listed above, or if you’re concerned about the possible damage that the fluctuating temperatures could cause to your stored items, you should definitely consider using climate-controlled storage. If you don’t need climate-controlled storage, don’t forget that we also offer non-climate controlled storage.

No matter what your moving and storage needs are, we are here to help at Advance Moving and Storage in Greenville, NC. Just give us a call with any questions you may have!